Cope Bequest to Hospital Honors Family

May 17, 2017
cope bequest

Joint Township District Hospital Board Officers (from left) Dave Courtad, Jack Leslie and Jack Gottfried showed the plaque recognizing a bequest of $1 million from the Christine B. Cope Trust to other board members at their quarterly meeting. Cope had requested that the gift be used in memory of herself; her mother, Marguerite Bowman Billhardt; her brother, Robert Bowman Billhardt; and her aunt, Bernice Bowman. The unrestricted bequest is earmarked for future hospital projects under the direction of the Joint Township District Hospital board, and the plaque will be displayed in the hospital’s main lobby.